WHO WE ARE
Baseera is an Egyptian non-profit organization, founded in 2004 to empower and enable visually impaired people to realize their abilities and become independent, proactive, and productive individuals in an accepting society.
Baseera’s service model follows a fully integrated approach rather than a charitable one starting with prevention, treatment, early intervention, full rehabilitation services, in addition to training courses to surrounding communities of visually impaired people (caregivers, teachers, health professionals), and awareness raising activities to the public about the visually impaired people, their capabilities, and how to support them.
Baseera also advocates the making, amendment, and implementation of policies for people with visual impairment, and conducts on-going research on their status in Egypt, their needs, and the different international approaches for education and rehabilitation.
Baseera was inspired by the knowledge Mrs. Doaa Mabrouk and Dr. Sawsan El Messiri gained through supporting their son Mohamed who was born with a visual impairment. The organization combines the expertise of Mrs. Mabrouk in rehabilitation gained through her Orientation and Mobility studies in Canada, and Dr. El-Missiri’s extensive experience in sustainable development.
Eliminate preventable visual impairment and create a paradigm shift to achieve full inclusion of visual impaired in an accepting society.
Become a sustainable organization preventing causes of visual impairment and promoting the total inclusion of the visually impaired to become fully independent, proactive and productive members of an accepting society.
OUR COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH
In order to realize our vision and mission we work through a comprehensive approach, which is explained below: